Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera grilled Herman Cain spokesman JD Gordon Sunday night about the new salacious sexual harassment allegations being made against his candidate, repeatedly asking him for a yes-or-no response to the charges. “What you’re doing now is a recipe for disaster, mate,” Geraldo warned. “I’m telling you the morning papers are not past their deadline yet. Are you denying there was a cash settlement to two female employees of the National Restaurant Association — yes or no?” “You would have to get that from the National Restaurant Association,” Gordon responded. “These are serious allegations,” Geraldo said. “You gotta give us a little more substance.”
All Cain’s spokesman would say is that the charges were thinly sourced, as Geraldo continued chipping away at Gordon, trying to to receive an explicit response.
“These two sources aren’t even named in the piece and it was a third party,” Gordon explained.
“Are you denying it ever happened, JD Gordon?” Geraldo asked again.
“These are thin allegations, this is non-sourced, right now we’re trying to put this in perspective for you that this is not even an — uh — sourced allegation,” Gordon stammered, saying his candidate deserved better.
“He may deserve much better than this, JD Gordon, chief spokesman of the Herman Cain, but I want your denial–if you would– to be more substantive, do you deny that this ever happened?” Geraldo questioned.
“Let me just tell you this is an example of the media attacks,” Gordon hit back.
“Yes or no, was there a cash settlement to two female employees of the National Restaurant Association?” Geraldo persisted.
But Gordon would only continue to give non-answers to the allegations. “All I am telling you right now is it’s something the establishment is trying to attack…”
“You are evading my questions — was there or was there not a cash settlement?” Geraldo interrupted.
“This is a typical attack on a conservative who is doing well in the polls,” Gordon continued, before Geraldo cautioned he was dooming his candidate with his non-answers.
“Are you not in contact with your boss — may we speak with Mr. Cain?” Geraldo grilled.
“The international media already passed on it because they knew there was nothing to it,” Gordon claimed.
Watch Geraldo interrogate Herman Cain’s spokesperson over the sexual harassment allegations below via Fox News:
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